The names of the various styles and types of music culturally associated with my country are at first there is folk music and then there is urban music then comes all the advanced music which is mostly are immitated from American music. But the music that would define my country is folk music and most of the folk music are sang by the poor people in the country but some of the rich people also sings folk music but they consider singing it as a hobby. But the popular folk music in Bangladesh are sang by the people that were poor and got higher in society by singing folk music. But urban music is written and sang by regular people in Bangladesh. Before urban music was invented or came to Bangladesh, folk music was popular to everyone starting from little kids to older people.
But when urban music came and or was invented in Bangladesh most of the people started to like urban music because it had new instrument such as tabla, harmoniam, bashi and etc. All these instruments are made and played in Bengali urban music. But when advanced music came people forgot about folk music but they did listen to urban music and they rocked with advanced music. Advanced music is the same music that puff daddy sings and Madonna sings and the music that is sang by all the other popular singer but what Bengali people does is that they take all the instrumental sounds from all the popular song in America and they pay other people in Bangladesh to sing and they pay them the half the money that they make. Now most of the people in Bangladesh are into advanced music and most of the advanced music is sang by guys that are 20, 21, 23 and guys that drop high school and don’t graduate but they get into music business. Folk music can only be defined as voices and the people that sang most of the folk music used nothing but an instrument called “aktara”. But urban music can be defined as abstract music with tone color, and some of them has accent.
Most of the advanced music is abstract music and has a beat, tempo, dynamic and orchestration but 75 percent of the advanced music is immitated from this country. All of these music are danced to except folk music but most of the people dances to urban music and the dance is called indian dance because it’s immitated from indian songs and people dances to it because they think it’s hip and it’s fun. But most of the older people like my grand parents likes folk music but hates urban and advanced music. There is no different music in different part of my country because the same music is heard and danced to in the whole country but except in India because India is kind of faster and kind of advanced in music than Bangladesh. So most of the Bangladeshian music is immitated from all over the world.
But people that are poor doesn’t listen to no music except listens to the people that goes around town and sings folk music. Most of the people in Bangladesh that lives in village still thinks folk music are popular and when they goes visit the city in Bangladesh and which is Dhaka gets amazed by all the urban and advanced music. The instrument that is used in folk music is called “Aktara”. Aktara is a coconut skull that has two wooden sticks at the side and kind of shaped like a triangle and has a string from the middle that is hooked to the two sticks at the top and it makes funny noice which is very popular in Bangladesh. Urban music uses tabla which is like a drum but it’s not. It’s two little round thing which you got to hit with your hands to make noices like drums but it’s similar to drum.
Then there is harmoniam which makes noice like piano but it’s half the size of piano and then comes bashi which is the almost the same as woodwind. My family does listen to urban music but my grand parents only listens to folk music. But my parents listens to little folk music and mostly urban music and they love slow songs and they have all the Madonna’s album and they likes a little rock music. I listen to a little urban music because my parents always listens to it in the car so everytime when i go somewhere with them i get hooked to it but i don’t really listen to it that much. I only like rap but the annoying thing is that when Bengali people takes rap song and sings it in Bangali language and sells it.
It sounds really annoying so i don’t listen to Begali advanced music. The origin of Bengali music is the earliest known piece of Bengali literature “Charyapada” used to be sung melody (or like chants). As with any other forms of folk-art, Bengali folk music’s evolutionary history is not very clearly understood. But the reserchers says that Bengali folk music is not very new.